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The theme for the 2021 Student Essay Contest will be announced in the Fall.


  • Write a short essay (up to two pages)
  • The essay can be handwritten or typed, but must be legible (if handwritten please use black/blue ink or a pencil)
  • Completed essay with entry form may be dropped off in the Christmas in Crestwood mailbox located in the lobby at City Hall or mailed to:
  • Christmas in Crestwood
    1 Detjen Drive
    Crestwood, MO 63126

Entry form will be available in the Fall.


  • Contest Dates: November 12th through December 31st
  • Contest open to children in grades K-12 who live in Crestwood, are relatives of those who work, live, or worship in Crestwood, or who attend Lindbergh Schools or any school in Crestwood
  • Three categories with one winner in each category:
    • K-3rd Grade Prizes to be determined
    • 4th-6th Grade Prizes to be determined
    • 7th-12th Grade Prizes to be determined
  • All essays must be received or postmarked by 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st
  • Winners will be notified in January, 2022
  • Essays will be reviewed and winners will be determined by the Crestwood Aldermen, City Administrator, and Mayor
  • Prizes will be presented to the winner in each category at the Board of Alderman meeting in January, 2022